Dec 2, 2012 3:00am PST
counseling resources are available. >>> it's been a month since superstorm sandy ripped through the northeast, but it seems like an eternity for residents trying to clean up. our national correspondent susan candiotti traveled to staten island to see if a fema-backed program is really working. >> if we were here when the storm had ended, everybody here would be under water standing straight up. >> reporter: weeks after superstorm sandy flooded his basement, robert is one of the first 150 homeowners getting his home fixed as part of a rapid repairs program run by the city and mainly funded by fema. the repairs aren't fancy, just a basic fix to restore electricity, heat, and hot water to make homes livable. thousands wait in the wings, hoping for similar repairs. at a town hall meeting, frustration was everywhere. >> we are extremely, extremely frustrated. this is what you need to understand. >> how do you think the program is going so far? >> i think so far the program is going well. >> reporter: but new york city deputy mayor cass holloway is well aware emotions are high. >> some of these fru
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
in emergency aid for superstorm sandy recovery. that request falls short of total damage estimates. governors from new york, new jersey and connecticut alone say they will need closer to 82 billion to fix their states. >>> we don't know their names, but a couple from a phoenix suburb has presented the second winning ticket from last month's massive powerball drawing. the couple came forward now because they were concerned about, guess what, the looming fiscal cliff. they will take home 192 million bucks before taxes, and the plan is to use the money to start a foundation and support their favorite charities. >>> more people out of work, and another recession. you want to know what's at the bottom of that fiscal cliff, well, there you have it. many say that what's going to happen if something isn't done soon, but guess what? alice rivlin has a plan. she's a senior fellow at the brookings institution and served as director of the white house office of management and budget, the omb, under president clinton. alice, good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to have you here on the show this morning.